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Eye Surgery in Huntington Beach CA

Corneal transplants in Huntington Beach CA

Eye surgery in Huntington Beach CA

Eye surgery in Huntington Beach CA

It is important that everyone take care of their eye health as well as be generally aware of the conditions and other concerns that may affect them. Anyone can develop an eye disease, which is why routine exams are always recommended no matter what, but it is vital that people with a higher risk of developing a particular are not just aware of their ability to develop such an issue but that they receive additional care as well. For people at risk for and with cataracts, we here at Orange Coast Eye Center can provide comprehensive care and treatment when needed, even offering eye surgery in Huntington Beach CA to restore eyesight and improve overall eye health.

Cataracts develop when the lenses of the eyes grow thicker over time. As the lenses thicken, they become more and more difficult to see through, and it can eventually cause blindness as a result. During earlier stages of cataracts, prescription lenses can be used to enhance eyesight despite these changes. In some ways, cataracts early on are treated much like increasing nearsightedness is. But as cataracts become too thick, you may not be able to see through them at all, regardless of any additional prescription eyewear. When cataracts develop this far, surgery is needed. Here at Orange Coast Eye Center we can track the progression of your condition and treat it along the way, recommending eye surgery in Huntington Beach CA when the time comes. With corneal transplants, your thickened corneas are removed with a high-precision laser and then replaced with an IOL or an artificial lens that will restore your eyesight.

People with diabetes, a family medical history of cataracts, a personal medical history of damage to the eyes such as damage from sun exposure, and seniors are all more likely to develop cataracts, but they can still develop otherwise. For complete cataract care and for eye surgery in Huntington Beach CA, visit us here at Orange Coast Eye Center.

18426 Brookhurst Street, Suite 103
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 546-2020

Ophthalmology Office in Garden Grove

Corneal Disease Treatment and Surgery

Ophthalmology office in Garden Grove

Ophthalmology office in Garden Grove

Have you been told that you have a problem with your eye’s cornea that will need treatment and most likely surgery? This can be unnerving news to hear. However, when you come to see our expert ophthalmologist for corneal disease treatment and surgery you will sleep well at night knowing that you are being treated by and being cared for by one of the best eye doctors around. When you come to see our eye doctor at our ophthalmology office in Garden Grove, you will immediately feel comfortable and more relaxed knowing that your eye problem will be well taken care of.

At our Orange Coast Eye Center practice our highly-trained and well-respected ophthalmologists are Dr. Lincoln L. Manzi, Jr. and Dr. Jared R. Younger. Our eye care practice has been providing exemplary and compassionate eye care to members of our Orange County community for over 30 years. We specialize in corneal disease treatment and surgery, as well as in corneal transplants and DSEK. Dr. Younger is a cornea specialist. He has extensive training in managing corneal diseases such as Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy. This disease is managed using advanced surgical techniques. Dr. Younger is expert in DSEK partial corneal transplants, full corneal transplants, pterygium surgery and IOL exchange or repositioning. When you meet with Dr. Younger at our ophthalmology office in Garden Grove he will examine your eyes and corneas to determine how exactly to correct your eye problem.

DSEK is a partial corneal transplant. DSEK stands for Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty. In this particular type of surgery, the diseased back surface of the cornea is removed through a small incision that is made in the eye. A donor cornea is prepared by an eye bank, to separate out the healthy back layer. This will be inserted into your eye. An air bubble is inserted that pushes the donor cornea to the back surface of our patient’s cornea. The eye naturally attaches to the donor cornea. This procedure is an excellent surgical option which needs less healing time and has less risk of rejection. This procedure may restore vision to a blind eye, and is the most successful type of corneal transplant. If the entire cornea is damaged, our patient may need a full corneal transplant. If you would like to see our fine eye doctor at our ophthalmology office in Garden Grove, contact us today.

18426 Brookhurst Street, Suite 103
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 546-2020